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  1. Yep. There's a magic lantern hack that allows RAW capture but I haven't tried that out. The 5D III has Canon support to output uncompressed through the HDMI port but you'll need a separate HDMI recorder.
  2. AMD won the contract to supply the GPUs in the PS4. There's a big difference between the PS4 GPUs and the new MacPro GPUs but I'm sure they also share many of the same parts and tech. AMD must be making GPUs by the millions at the moment so Apple could have got a killer deal on the high-end cards.
  3. They are already on sale at Amazon. $75.60 http://www.amazon.com/Cylinder-Vase-Black-H-12-D-4/dp/B004YWKJVU/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=AACCKPXPS2XBD
  4. Agreed. I've found Windows render nodes to be basically maintenance free. Maybe one re-boot a month. Using the "Remote Desktop Connection" that's built into Windows makes it easy to get the render nodes desktop to appear on your workstation desktop. Couldn't get much easier.
  5. It confuses me too. The qubit can be both states at the same time, but the probably of it being one state or the other changes..........OK, I think I'll leave that right there.
  6. Crossing platforms isn't such a big problem with rendefarms any more. The problem is (or was) having different CPU types. Now mostly everyone is using INTEL processors so all the calcs are being done to the same level of precision. That said, it's still easier to stick to one platform if you can.
  7. That is impressively tiny for a pro workstation. I would be a bit worried about accidentally knocking it over. That shape looks perfect for a rolling off a desk and making a break for the floor.
  8. Yay. I'm interested in 3D once holograms are sorted, but the current 3D by selectively jamming my eyesight just annoys me.
  9. Once the apps support OPENCL we wouldn't be locked to Nvidia/CUDA. OPENCL should just run on whichever card you have including the new Macs. I've owned more Nvidias card than I can remember. I've had very few problems with them. On the other hand I've owned one ATI card and it was a TOTAL FUCKING NIGHTMARE! I suspect the quality control has been fixed since then but I still see Nvidias GTX cards as a safe bet.
  10. $US399. That's a great price to teabag noobs at 60 FPS http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/10/playstation-4-revealed/
  11. Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just have to wait for Adobe and Maxon to use OPENCL. I found from Nvidias site the current GPU drivers already let OPENCL run on the CUDA hardware. https://developer.nvidia.com/opencl
  12. Hey Chris. I've been hearing about OPENCL for a while now but I haven't seen it in the software I use the most (AE, C4D etc). Sounds like it's the solution to letting the applications get access to all the cores sitting on the GPU. Do you know why it's not being used as widely as OPENGL is?
  13. I've never meet anyone that is shit-hot at what they do that also 100% believes that they are that good. The only people I've meet who claim "rock-star" or "god-level" skills are hacks who always have an excuse ready when I ask to see their reel.
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    Sony 4k HDtv

    The bottleneck on the quality of the video content I consume is getting enough Internet bandwidth to fill up my HD screen. A 4K screen would just mean more interpolated pixels. I don't want 4K until OLED screens can go floor to ceiling and the Net gets a lot faster.
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    Sony 4k HDtv

    I hope it's not 4:3
  16. SPARKING NEW TOOLS! sells more software licences than optimising existing tools. It's like we are getting out-voted with dollars by people who would rather have the novel than the useful. It will be interesting to see how the CC subscription model works with this. I'm a bit worried that the lower cost of entry might encourage Adobe to do an Apple and play to the consumer market over the pros.
  17. Wellington is where the bulk of government and film work is. Auckland is the commercial capital so it looks like all you're getting for Christmas is a lump of coal. Freelancing is where you'll meet lots of people doing interesting things.
  18. That vid covered all of my concerns...and my likely response. I don't trust Adobe (or any other large company) but sign me up. Is there is really another option? AE with C4D integration. There's zero chance I could live without that.
  19. Nice new links there. I did learn a lot amount from all the reading I did. I bought a DSLR a while ago and I have to say it was one of the best investments I've ever made. Going from only using virtual AE/3D cams to also using a real camera caused a huge jump in my understanding of lighting, colour, composition, well....almost everything really. For anyone doing Motion Graphics that doesn't have a camera, I would recommend buying a DSLR. For me it was a case of not knowing that I needed one until I had one in my hands.
  20. My case at home is from these guys: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product03.php?cl_index=1&sc_index=25 They make some really nice metal gear, but also some tacky stuff. It's the first case I spent a decent amount of money on, but it's very much worth it. Apart from the looks it's also super quiet and runs far cooler than all the cheap "disposable" plastic cases I've used in the past.
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    These pre-sets are a handy place to start off a new look. All done with AE's built-in effects. https://www.videocopilot.net/products/fmp/
  22. I've got a couple of Genelec speakers on my workstation. They probably are a bit of overkill for just syncing up motion graphics or editing to audio. If you are going to present your work to clients with them, they are great. People really respond to how good they sound.
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